Not Much Luck So Far!First I tried Plentyoffish. After all, it's free, so what have I got to lose... right?
Here are a few of the men I met and talked to.
1. Meet Markus (name changed). Markus has social anxiety, so taking a train to come and meet me was a big thing. A very big thing. He was shaking like a leaf when we met on the platform. He has big self-esteem issues, never smiles and hides his mouth when he talks because he hates his teeth. Markus is also a cutter. I used to cut too. 15 years ago. Markus is my age and still compulsively does it. He has humoungous scars all over his arms.
Look... I have issues myself, and I have played carer for someone with mental health issues before. It's not healthy. I can't take it on. Sorry. Next.
2. Meet Lewis. Lewis wants to sweep me off my feet and take me to the Lake District for the weekend (even though we've never met offline). He also has 2 preteen children with his not-quite-divorced-from-yet wife. Mmmkay. Next.
3. Meet Matt. Matt drives a flashy MG, buys me flowers, takes me out, tells me I'm so gorgeous. And did I mention that he's much younger than me? Maybe I should also mention that Matt disappears after sleeping with me. Naive, moi?
4. Meet Paul. Paul has his ex-girlfriend's name tatooed on his arm. He talks like Lauren Cooper. He lives in tracksuit bottoms and listens to R n B. *sighs*
Now, I think, maybe I should try and Christian dating site. Let's log on to Christian Connections.
1. Meet Ernest. After meeting me once, Ernest claims to adore me and wants to kiss (OK, I kissed him). After he leaves, he disappears for a few weeks, enough for me to find out that he has 2 different accounts on CC, and adds about 2 (young and sexy) girls to his Facebook everyday. He gets in touch again to declare his flame, but chickens out when I confront him.
2. Meet ... hum... oh damn, I can't remember his name at all. Sustaining a conversation is tricky with someone who speaks only
to agree with everything you say, but has nothing to tell about themselves. I agreed to a second date to give the lad a chance - maybe he was just shy and will lighten up? Nope. Most boring two dates of my life.
3. Meet Alex. Alex is good-looking (and knows it) and writes Christian worship music. He also tried to convince me on two separate occasions to send him pictures of my boobs, and asks for us to meet so we can have oral sex together (but not full intercourse, because that would be a sin, right?). Please note that was the ONLY reason he was interested in meeting me, by the way... I refused.
4. Meet Andrew. Andrew is 52 and wants to date me. When I point out the age difference, he sends a message back saying: "Your profile says you like the outdoors. Well, I have 50 acres of land!" *facepalm* (Needless to say I didn't meet him offline.)
5. Finally, Dave. Dave claimed he had never met a girl who's a bit geeky like me. He also promises he would wait until marriage to have sex if that is what I need - but when it came to the crunch, well... maybe I am too irresistible. I don't know. When he hears of my depression, Dave acts all emotional and hugs me and says he wants to help, but when confronted to an anxiety outburst on my part he chickens out and dumps me (by text).
Now you tell me: am I too picky or just very unlucky? Or maybe not quite ready yet, which is a dinstinct possibility.